Anita Joyce Gordon

March 17, 1931January 4, 2021

Anita Joyce (Pliskow) Gordon

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we say good-bye to our dear and loving mother Anita “Joyce”. Joyce was a wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had forty plus years at the old Halifax Infirmary in nursing, being administrative coordinator before retiring in 1992. She touched many lives.

Joyce is survived by daughters, Dianna Levin and Sheri (Bernie Myer); sons, Jeffrey (Carol), James (Amy) and Myar; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Morton; daughter, Sonia Ford and granddaughter, Nikki Gryfe. She outlived all of her siblings and a lot of her friends, she will be truly missed by many.

Thanks to unit 200 at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor, NS for their compassionate care.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street at 2pm. Burial will immediately follow the service at Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, Connaught Avenue, Halifax.


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021


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Jan Robinson

January 16, 2021

Dear Joyce!
It is always difficult saying good bye to a dear friend. I remember all our get together s when Mort, Barry and, of course, ReJoyce Smith were a part of those good times.
You now have gone to be with them in Heaven and so the good times continue.
Until we meet again.
Jan Robinson and family

Earl & Sandy Taylor

January 15, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to all the Family. I worked with Joyce for years at the Halifax Infirmary. She was a kind, caring, friend and a professional nurse who was always there for the patients. She will be missed, Thinking of you all at this time.

Lori van der Velden

January 8, 2021

Sheri and family, Condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a kind and generous soul.

ken Grove

January 8, 2021

I wish to express my condolences to the Gordon family .I was sorry to hear of Aunt Joyce's passing .She was a fine woman with lots of compassion for others .On the occasional family gatherings in Halifax she always went out of her way to engage in conversation with me and enquire about the well being of our family in Toronto ..Even with some difficult health challenges in her own family she was strong and supportive .
May her memories be a blessing to her children and other family members .
Ken Grove

Dawn Huczel

January 6, 2021

Dawn (cameron) Huczel, Class 1970 - Halifax Infirmary:
Joyce was the most compassionate, competent nurse I have ever had the pleasure of working with in all my years as an R.N. She also had a very special sense of humor that made some of yours shifts alot better and tolerable!

Stephen Aronson

January 5, 2021

I will always remember Joyce for her firmness, but kindness to my late mother. Joyce was always great company. My mother passed away on January 1, 2011 and Joyce's passing almost 10 years to the day has brought back many memories.

Stephen Aronson

Clifford Smith

January 5, 2021

I was so sad to hear the tragic news of the passing of Joyce Gordon today. Our sincere condolences to the Gordon family.
She was a remarkable person and a loving Mother. Additionally she was my mothers best friend and together they enjoyed life to the fullest until our dear Mom passed away a few years ago. I could never talk to my mother without her mentioning the many things both her and Joyce did or were planning to do. To be quite honest we knew each others family very well despite having no direct relationship. I can remember the good times seeing Joyce and Mort whenever I visited Halifax as this outing was a must.
How can we ever forget the love Joyce shared with our family as she did with her own and the dedicated friendship both Joyce's shared together for so many years.
May you rest in eternal peace Joyce we will miss you.
Clifford & Sandy

Sabrena Smith

January 5, 2021

Joyce was my moms best friend. Over the years and so many memories the Gordon's were like family. Hardly a vacation would go by where we would all pile into the motorhome and drive down to Portland Maine. I remember how much she enjoyed her first trip to Florida with my mom and I when we drove down there. "The trip of a lifetime" she called it. Great fun and memories. R.I.P. Joyce your kindness will forever live in our hearts.

Janice Nicholson

January 5, 2021

I met Joyce when I started my first job, as a new nurse. She was always professional and never too busy to help out or answer questions. I have many fond memories of Joyce.
My condolences to Joyce’s family and friends.

Neil Roberts

January 5, 2021

When I was in administration at the Old Infirmary, Joyce was a nurse supervisor. I remember her well. Often I would stay in the hospital to meet with the night staff and I recall Joyce being there as I roamed through the nursing stations with coffee and muffins. She was steady as a rock..calm and always with sound advice when I had questions. The Infirmary was a strong, caring institution because of the character and professionalism of staff like Joyce. May she rest in peace.